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this coming term if we move towards any tax reform measures. senator john tester since 2007, just looking at all of the members of the delegation that are here and there we are seeing more of the some 200 animals that we've been hearing so much about. >> you can mark four off the list. >> exactly. >> senator tester is glad to be in this parade. he got re-elected. >> after a tough battle, that's for sure. >> this is the wind river dancers, the wind river reservation all the way from wyoming. they are here to honor all of us with their performance. $6,000 short of their scaled-down fundraising. they are marching anyway and doing an excellent, excellent job. right now i want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer here in washington, d.c. we're right across from the president of the united states on the reviewing stand. there it is, the reviewing stand on the north lawn of the white house. kate bolduan is here, jim acosta is here and we're in "the situation room," a special edition of the situation room watching the wind river dancers from the wind
to become the president's senior adviser as his homeland security adviser, taking the place of john brennan. brennan is being moved over to the cia and if brennan is confirmed there, he will now have a woman advising him on homeland security matters. it would not be the first time a woman filled this role. fran townsend, now adviser to cnn previously held that post for the bush administration, but it would be a woman taking a senior post. we have learned that sylvia matthews burr well who worked in the clinton administration is the top contender for omb director although that is not done. >> janet napolitano is staying on as secretary as well. thanks for that. jessica yellen at the white house. let's dig deeper with the correspondent, cnn's state of the union. women are coming in. there women in the administration. does he still have a gender diversity problem? >> let's ask this when we get further down the line. this is not about the title. when you look around and you look at chief of staff, secretary of state pentagon chief, those are -- the treasury secretary, those are the most powerfu
the second-term agenda? our chief national correspondent john king is here with answer a. can the president deliver? >> today, no, this is not only a chance to deliver but how he will conduct himself. you see people listen, inside washington they don't have the votes. let's listen to what dana talked about, there are at least 11 senate democratic seats, some say 11, some say 13, but these 11 seats now held by democrats, many of them are gun-right states and many have incumbents who say no, mr. president, or i won't go as far as you say. the president has a problem in his party, the republicans are just standing back, they're saying if you can prove you get the votes with the democrats we'll look at these things. but the expectation is that the senate will go first, house speaker john boehner and his staff will say we'll look at them in committee hearings but wouldn't act unless the senate passes something. they think the best the president can get today is something significantly watered down. maybe a water-down version of his background checks, maybe the assault weapons ban, today, it woul
want to bring in joe johns. he's also working his sources. what are you hearing, joe? >> well, we've got the fbi, the alcohol, tobacco, firearms bureau and others converging on the scene and we're told there are about five different local agencies surrounding the woods there looking for that one shooter who apparently has not been identified. as ed reported, this sounds very different, wolf, from the types of situations we've seen aurora, colorado, newtown, connecticut, and other places where one individual went in indiscriminately and started shooting. this appears to be an altercation between two people in a school setting which makes it sound like more like the things we've seen at public schools and major metropolitan areas and some other universities where police have to start asking questions, was it drug-related, was it gang-related, was this a score settling of any type? these are the types of questions. and congresswoman sheila jackson lee of texas who represents this area, harris county, texas, was asked that question and sort of restated it on air a while ago but we dou
the bipartisan plan, john mccain. he's here to talk about immigration, guns, the upcoming confirmation hearing for defense secretary nominee chuck hagel, john mccain live this hour. >>> plus, a royal shake-up. a queen announces she's abdicating. her country is about to get a new king. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- >>> a new push to tackle one of the most contentious issues facing washington. just about 90 minutes or so ago, a bipartisan group of senators laid out a framework for an immigration reform bill. this comes as the white house is working on its own immigration bill and president obama will address the issue tomorrow in las vegas. the bipartisan senate plan includes a path to citizenship, but illegal immigrants will have to undergo a background check and pay a fine and back taxes before gaining legal status in the united states. all that is contingent on securing borders. the proposal provides for increased use of drones, more personnel and improved infrastructure and it would create an employment verif
as the secretary of state. senator john kerry, our foreign affairs correspondent, jill dougherty, was watching what could very well be her last public appearance before congress. >> the waning days of hillary clinton as her secretary of state and it's time to ask the question, did she put her mark on that job? hillary clinton's last day of secretary of state is almost here. >> we're all getting a little emotional anticipate sentimental around here. we have about a little over a week to go in my tenure. >> that is, if the senate, as expected, confirms john kerry by then. >> john is the right choice to carry forward the obama administration's foreign policy and i urge his sped deacon firm mags. >> before leaving, just like her first day on the job four years ago -- >> i am absolutely honored and thrilled beyond words to be here with you. >> clinton is likely to say good-bye to the diplomat she's led and deliver a major speech on international policy. but her last days as america's high-flying top diplomat have been overshadowed by nearly a month of illness, the fallout over the deadly attack in bengh
and got the party started. katy perry stood up with her beau john mayer and menet. you may recognize where this party took place. >> as president and commander in chief -- >> reporter: it's where president obama recently announced new cabinet picks and held his last press conference, pushing back on criticism that he doesn't socialize enough with republicans. >> i like a good party. >> reporter: turns out, the president likes two good parties. tuesday, the obamas appeared before 10,000 staffers and volunteers at the staff ball where lady gaga and tony bennett were the featured performers. gaga thanked the president for supporting gay rights. ♪ dedicating a performance of "born this way" to obama captured on a cell phone by a partygoer. a finite but monday's bash set the bar. ashley judd who tweeted this picture of an off-duty secret service officer who gave her a ride called it an amazing joyful house party. at 3:00 in the morning, katy perry just left the white house proclaiming all other parties from here on out will be judged unless they take place at the white house. india benet twee
of maryland, playing for the president. john king is watching this as well. every one of these bands, these floats, they all have a significance for this president and the vice president. >> you've mentioned the home states, the birth states. now we're moving on to the neighborhood, as you might say, washington, d.c. i think part of what you're seeing, a band from ohio as well, is maybe a march to the electoral college map that president obama and vice president biden put together in the november election. i'm with gloria borger and david gergen. jessica yellin. from our vantage point, i can see a half dozen marching bands still lined up and there are still a few around the corner. fasten your seat belts, warm the coffee, and consider the moment. david, i want to start with you it you've worked, served in four white houses, democrats and republicans. four of our last five presidents have enjoyed this moment, a second term. you saw the president up on the capitol steps. saying, wait a second, this is the last time i'm going to see this. he seems to be in a mood not necessarily known a
battlefield. >> i think that's right, john. from his point of view, what he also -- he has to worry not only about whether hillary clinton's going to get in, not only about his own age and health, he has to worry about the overall success of this partnership. he has a very strong self-interest in seeing barack obama succeed. as you well know, after eight years of one party being in office, it's not easy to hold on to that office. and one of the things that helped to elect george h.w. bush at the end of reagan was reagan went out on a high. he had some trouble in the second term but he went out on a high. and that really helped bush. i think that's important for biden that president obama succeed. >> i just missed this one but the last vice president before george h.w. bush was martin van buren. >> biden has constantly been in and out of the dog house for say things he wasn't supposed to say for the longest time. right now, he is in, as gloria was saying, just the perfect sweet spot for him, because he has succeeded. the challenge is, i'm trying to emphasize about this speech, we don't know w
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